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March 29, 2015
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Build a Lego Castell Coch with Cadw

Build a Lego Castell Coch with Cadw

Last year we discovered the amazing work of Bob Carney’s Lego castles. Now Cadw and Little Big Art have teamed up and produced a guide to building your very own Lego Castell Coch.

Bob Carney helped launch Cadw’s “Pack Your Imagination” campaign with a stunning time-lapse video of him building a model of Rhuddlan Castle. It took six weeks to create and was made with 50,000 Lego pieces.

We took a look at Bob’s amazing model of Castell Coch last year and were amazed by the scale and detail of it.

Yesterday we followed Cadw’s instructions and managed to build our own, slightly smaller version.

Lego Castell Coch

Lego Castell Coch

After we finished, Batman turned up and had an epic battle with a skeleton, who set the castle on fire!

Lego Castell Coch

If you have some budding builders they might like to enter Cadw’s #CreateWithCadw competition to win some great Lego prizes.



March 27, 2015
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Iron Bridge Reopens

Iron bridge reopens

Nearly 3 weeks after the iron bridge was closed, repairs have been completed and it’s open again.

This is great news for people who rely on this route and for residents of Tongwynlais who visit Gelynis Farm over the Easter holidays.

March 18, 2015
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Forest Tea Room in Top 10 Cardiff Coffee Shops

Forest Tea Room sign

Forest Tea Room is currently rated 8th in the Coffee and Tea category on Trip Advisor for Cardiff.

Wales Online recently published the list of top 10 coffee shops in Cardiff, as rated by Trip Advisor users. Forest Tea Room has 57 reviews with 49 people rating it “excellent”. A recent reviewer stated, “This is a great place to have a hot drink and a bite to eat! Cakes are to die for and so wonderful to be able to sit in a cafe with your dog! Such a beautiful setting!”

Forest Tea Room

You can access the tea room from Heol-Y-Fforest, a short distance up from the entrance to Castell Coch, or there are signs in the forest you can follow.

The tea room opened just over a year ago and recently celebrated its first birthday.